Afternoon Links: Holographic Nate Dogg To Perform At Coachella, Obama More Diplomatic On Kanye

● Allowing neither lousy weather nor death stop him, it is rumored that Nate Dogg will perform posthumously alongside Dr. Dre and friends at Coachella via hologram technology. [TMZ]

● According to Little, Brown, J.K. Rowling’s first post-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy, will be a "darckly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising" about a parish council election that “becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.” "Very different to Harry," Rowling says. [GalleyCat]

● Green Day is readying a trilogy of albums for the fall — ¡Uno! for September, ¡Dos! for November, and ¡Tré! for January. [Billboard]

Out has culled together a fascinating oral history of Queercore, or, as they’ll have it, "the movement that changed the world (whether you knew it or not)." [Out]

● In a heartfelt letter posted to the BeyHive, Beyoncé thanks Michelle Obama for being the "ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman," and particularly so for her baby Blue Ivy. "I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to," she writes. Aww! [RapFix]

● During Round Two, President Obama allows that Kanye West is "smart" and "very talented," while maintaining that, "He is a jackass." [TheAtlantic]

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